a prayer of praise
(selections from Psalm 19)
The heavens are telling the glory of God;
and the firmament proclaims his handiwork.
Their voice goes out through all the earth,
and their words to the end of the world.
The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul;
the decrees of the Lord are sure, making wise the simple.
The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;
the commandment of the Lord is clear, enlightening the eyes.
The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever;
the ordinances of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
More to be desired are they than gold, even much fine gold;
sweeter also than honey, and drippings of the honeycomb.
Let the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts
be acceptable to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.
Let the words of our mouths and the meditations of our hearts
be acceptable to you, O Lord, our rock and our redeemer.